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"I'm the Greatest" is a song written by English musician John Lennon that was released as the opening track of the 1973 album Ringo by Ringo Starr. With Starr, Lennon and George Harrison appearing on the track, it marks the only time that three former Beatles recorded together between the band's break-up in 1970 and Lennon's death in 1980. Lennon wrote the song in December 1970 as a wry comment on his rise to fame, and later tailored the lyrics for Starr to sing. Named after one of Muhammad Ali's catchphrases, the song partly evokes the stage-show concept of the Beatles' 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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  • "I'm the Greatest" is a song written by English musician John Lennon that was released as the opening track of the 1973 album Ringo by Ringo Starr. With Starr, Lennon and George Harrison appearing on the track, it marks the only time that three former Beatles recorded together between the band's break-up in 1970 and Lennon's death in 1980. Lennon wrote the song in December 1970 as a wry comment on his rise to fame, and later tailored the lyrics for Starr to sing. Named after one of Muhammad Ali's catchphrases, the song partly evokes the stage-show concept of the Beatles' 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Recording for "I'm the Greatest" took place in Los Angeles in March 1973, during a period when tensions among the former Beatles had eased. News of Starr, Lennon and Harrison working together led to heightened speculation in the press that the band might re-form. The presence on the recording of bassist Klaus Voormann, as a supposed stand-in for Paul McCartney, created a line-up that the press had dubbed the Ladders since 1971. The song was produced by Richard Perry and also includes musical contributions from Billy Preston, a keyboard player whose close links to the Beatles led to him being recognised as a Fifth Beatle. Some commentators consider "I'm the Greatest" to be one of Starr's signature tunes. In his contemporaneous review for Rolling Stone, Ben Gerson praised it as a song on which "a stunning alchemy occurs"; author Peter Doggett likens the track to a "lost gem" from the Beatles' 1969 album Abbey Road. "I'm the Greatest" was later included on Starr's compilations Blast from Your Past (1975) and Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr (2007). Starr has often performed it in concert with his All-Starr Band, whose second album, Live from Montreux (1993), opens with the song. A version from the 1973 recording session with Lennon on lead vocals appeared on the 1998 box set John Lennon Anthology. (en)
  • «I'm the Greatest» es una canción del músico británico John Lennon, publicado en el álbum de estudio Ringo de Ringo Starr, su antiguo compañero de The Beatles. Con Starr, Lennon y George Harrison en la grabación del tema, la canción marcó la única vez que más de dos ex-Beatles grabaron juntos entre la separación de The Beatles en 1970 y el asesinato de John Lennon en 1980. Lennon compuso «I'm the Greatest» en diciembre de 1970 como un comentario irónico sobre su pasado en el grupo, y más tarde adaptó la composición para Starr. La grabación de «I'm the Greatest» tuvo lugar en Los Ángeles en marzo de 1973 durante una época en que las tensiones entre los antiguos miembros de The Beatles habían disminuido, después de que Starr, Lennon y Harrison rompiesen relaciones con su mánager, Allen Klein. Las noticias sobre las sesiones, producidas por Richard Perry, dieron origen a varias especulaciones sobre una posible reformación de The Beatles. La presencia en la grabación del bajista Klaus Voormann y del teclista Billy Preston, como posibles sustitutos de Paul McCartney, crearon una formación que la prensa apodó como The Ladders desde 1971. «I'm the Greatest» apareció como el primer tema del álbum Ringo y fue posteriormente recopilado en Blast From Your Past (1975) y Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo (2007). Starr ha interpretado la canción en directo con The All-Starr Band, cuyo segundo álbum, Live From Montreux, se abre con este tema. Una versión con Lennon en la voz principal apareció en 1998 en John Lennon Anthology. (es)
  • Composée en décembre 1970 par le musicien britannique John Lennon, I'm the Greatest est une chanson publiée en 1973 sur l'album Ringo, le troisième album solo de Ringo Starr suivant la séparation des Beatles. (fr)
  • I'm the Greatest è una canzone scritta da John Lennon per Ringo Starr ed apparsa inizialmente sull'album Ringo; in seguito è stata inclusa nelle raccolte Blast from Your Past e Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo. (it)
  • 〈I'm the Greatest〉는 영국의 음악가 존 레논이 쓴 곡으로, 1973년 링고 스타의 음반 《Ringo》의 첫 곡으로 발매되었다. 스타, 레논, 조지 해리슨이 등장하면서, 1970년 해체와 1980년 레논의 사망 사이에 세 명의 이전 비틀즈가 함께 녹음한 것은 이번이 처음이다. 레논은 1970년 12월 그의 명성에 대한 비꼬는 말로 이 노래를 썼고 후에 스타가 부를 곡을 만들었다. 무하마드 알리의 캐치프레이즈 중 하나를 따라 이름 붙여진 이 노래는 비틀즈의 1967년 음반 《Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band》의 연극 개념을 부분적으로 상기시킨다. (ko)
  • I'm the Greatest är en sång som John Lennon skrev 1970. John Lennon gav den till sin före detta bandkollega från Beatles Ringo Starr. Starr spelade in den 1973 och den är första spåret på skivan Ringo. På John Lennon Anthology, som är en skiva med John Lennon-låtar från 1998 finns en inspelning där Lennon sjunger låten själv. (sv)
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  • I'm the Greatest (en)
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  • Lenono Music/ATV Music Publishing (en)
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  • Just like that; no planning. The three ex-Beatles recorded one of John's songs. Everyone in the room was just gleaming ... it's such a universal gleam with The Beatles. (en)
  • "I'm the Greatest"? It's the Muhammad Ali line ... I couldn't sing it, but it was perfect for Ringo. He could say, "I'm the greatest" and people wouldn't get upset. Whereas if I said "I'm the greatest," they'd all take it so seriously. (en)
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  • – John Lennon, 1980 (en)
  • – Richard Perry, recalling the session for "I'm the Greatest" (en)
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  • The Ladders (en)
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  • Composée en décembre 1970 par le musicien britannique John Lennon, I'm the Greatest est une chanson publiée en 1973 sur l'album Ringo, le troisième album solo de Ringo Starr suivant la séparation des Beatles. (fr)
  • I'm the Greatest è una canzone scritta da John Lennon per Ringo Starr ed apparsa inizialmente sull'album Ringo; in seguito è stata inclusa nelle raccolte Blast from Your Past e Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo. (it)
  • 〈I'm the Greatest〉는 영국의 음악가 존 레논이 쓴 곡으로, 1973년 링고 스타의 음반 《Ringo》의 첫 곡으로 발매되었다. 스타, 레논, 조지 해리슨이 등장하면서, 1970년 해체와 1980년 레논의 사망 사이에 세 명의 이전 비틀즈가 함께 녹음한 것은 이번이 처음이다. 레논은 1970년 12월 그의 명성에 대한 비꼬는 말로 이 노래를 썼고 후에 스타가 부를 곡을 만들었다. 무하마드 알리의 캐치프레이즈 중 하나를 따라 이름 붙여진 이 노래는 비틀즈의 1967년 음반 《Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band》의 연극 개념을 부분적으로 상기시킨다. (ko)
  • I'm the Greatest är en sång som John Lennon skrev 1970. John Lennon gav den till sin före detta bandkollega från Beatles Ringo Starr. Starr spelade in den 1973 och den är första spåret på skivan Ringo. På John Lennon Anthology, som är en skiva med John Lennon-låtar från 1998 finns en inspelning där Lennon sjunger låten själv. (sv)
  • "I'm the Greatest" is a song written by English musician John Lennon that was released as the opening track of the 1973 album Ringo by Ringo Starr. With Starr, Lennon and George Harrison appearing on the track, it marks the only time that three former Beatles recorded together between the band's break-up in 1970 and Lennon's death in 1980. Lennon wrote the song in December 1970 as a wry comment on his rise to fame, and later tailored the lyrics for Starr to sing. Named after one of Muhammad Ali's catchphrases, the song partly evokes the stage-show concept of the Beatles' 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. (en)
  • «I'm the Greatest» es una canción del músico británico John Lennon, publicado en el álbum de estudio Ringo de Ringo Starr, su antiguo compañero de The Beatles. Con Starr, Lennon y George Harrison en la grabación del tema, la canción marcó la única vez que más de dos ex-Beatles grabaron juntos entre la separación de The Beatles en 1970 y el asesinato de John Lennon en 1980. Lennon compuso «I'm the Greatest» en diciembre de 1970 como un comentario irónico sobre su pasado en el grupo, y más tarde adaptó la composición para Starr. (es)
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  • I'm the Greatest (chanson) (fr)
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  • I'm the Greatest (ko)
  • I'm the Greatest (sv)
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